Medieval Place Names

These names were used in medieval times.
type
usage
Bretaigne (Island & Region) Medieval French
Old French form of Britannia (see Britain).
Khorvatu (Country) Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Medieval Slavic form of Croatia.
La Mare (Settlement) Medieval French
Means "the pool" in Old French. This was the name of a town in Normandy.
Lesselyn (Region) Medieval Scottish
Probably from Gaelic leas celyn meaning "garden of holly". This was the name of a location in Aberdeenshire.
Rus (Region) Russian, Ukrainian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Possibly of Old Norse origin meaning "rowers". This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of eastern Europe.
Scherwode (Region) Medieval English
Middle English form of Sherwood.
Sweden (Country) English, Medieval Dutch
From Middle Dutch, ultimately from the Old Norse ethnic name Svíar "Swede", itself possibly from Proto-Norse Swihoniz meaning "one's own tribe". This is the name of a country in northern Europe.
Switz (Settlement) Medieval German
Medieval German form of Schwyz.
Vlander (Region) Medieval Dutch
Middle Dutch form of Flanders.